Sr. Manager Industry 4.0/Automation (Semi Remote)

We Light the Way Acuity Brands, Inc.

(NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company.

We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light.

Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected.

We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

About this Location Des Plaines, Illinois is a city of the suburb of Chicago and is located just north of the O’Hare International Airport.

It is situated on and is named after the Des Plaines River, which runs through the city just east of its downtown area.

Des Plaines is home of Oakton Community College, Rivers Casino, Big Bend Lake, Lake Opeka and the Des Plaines History Center.

Other facts of interest about the city is that it was the first site of Ray Kroc’s first McDonald’s franchise, which opened in 1955, and the majority of the hit 1985 film, The Breakfast Club, was filmed at the now-defunct Main North High School located in unincorporated Des Plaines.

About This Team Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry.

We take pride in our 13,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.

Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.

Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.

How You Will Contribute The BSF/Industry 4.0 Leader will drive the art of the possible in creating customer value in each differentiated business category (National Accounts, Projects, Stock/Contractor Select & OEM).

Promote capability, buy-in and support for Industry 4.0 mindset and lean culture within the distribution network.

Develop network wide quality problem statements and establish processes to action quality claims.

Implement network wide ESG initiatives.

Develop and drive facility Continuous Improvement Transformation Plan.

Work in conjunction with operations leadership to develop a transformation plan encompassing the deployment of Industry 4.0 technologies to improve customer experience and drive cost improvements.

Create strategic relationships with all internal leaders and associates to implement and deliver scalable programs on Standard Work, Lean, 4.0 and flexible automation to improve both distribution and transactional processes.

Leverage 5.0 and new technologies to enhance internal productivity and improve processes, employees and customer experience.

Where appropriate, introduce new techniques and technologies to drive rapid improvements and ensure that these are brought into playbooks and trainings to guarantee continued consistency.

Provide subject matter expert (SME) guidance in support of best practices, digital transformation and Lean activities.

Work closely with sales teams to partner with key distributers to gain market share on stock/project business.

Plan and direct ESG focused activities for new equipment, mechatronic solutions, and business solutions to improve manufacturing/distribution methods for maximum efficiency.

Coordinate 4.0 activities to achieve timely resolution to manufacturing/distribution problems, new process launches and ESG impact evaluation of the process changes.

Maintain a high level of customer service with internal Matrix partners and ensure that processes and procedures are accountable and transparent and include all required information and documentation.

Research industry trends and emerging technology advancements for manufacturing/distribution and ESG initiatives.

Drive ESG improvements across the DC Supply Chain organization and ensure operational excellence in all Environmental Sustainability projects.

Qualified Applicants Will Have Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, Masters Degree Preferred 6 to 8 years of applicable experience in a distribution and/o manufacturing automation environment.

Prior experience with warehouse management systems integration preferred.

Strong communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with all levels in the organization.

Advanced skills working with Microsoft products, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Comfortable with preparing and delivering presentations.

Travel Requirements 41-60% Physical Requirements Light work We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands.

We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities: As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.

If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.

Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition.

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Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees.

This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

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